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The Old River Bridge

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The Old River Bridge

There’s an old river bridge outside my hometown. I wonder if they’ll ever tear it down. It’s always been a part of me And it’s anchored in my reverie. It’s stood many years of use and wear From all those travelers going somewhere. And its silhouette I will never forget Like it was built with a giant erector set. I think of cars I’ve crossed it in And filed some memories deep within. When going home it was generally known As you crossed the bridge you were a mile from home. Roads and oceans and mile high skies Took me to many a travelers’ prize. From seaside to some mountain ridge – Nothing compares to that old river bridge. Though I’ve traveled far this wide world o’er My mind drifts back to days of yore. And I feel my childhood each time I see That old river bridge in front of me. Written by John Posey 10/28/13

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  1. Date: 7/1/2014 9:25:00 PM
    Love this write. I have such a bridge in my memory. Only it was wooden and very old. We used to dive in the river from it in summer as it stood about 16 foot above the river. that was in the mid 1960's and it's still there, my hometown. The town is dying but the bridge survives! This write was a pure joy to read!!!!

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 4:41:00 PM
    Hey Jake....checking on ya..to say hi...is this one of those old ones with the metal frame over the top and sides? There are still a couple in use around where i live over the river..so cool....great poem...

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Such a wonderful poem. Historic bridges do have an incredible aura that speaks of all the hopes of those who travel across, brilliant win, John. SuZ

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:49:00 PM
    John ,a beautiful winning poem. Enjoyed reading every crossing bridge win. Hugs ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:02:00 AM
    this is just beautiful! so heartfelt and tender - i loved it! congratulations on a well-deserved win!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ilene, your comments are always treasured.... Hugs... Jake
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:01:00 AM
    John This is a cute and clever write about a piece of your past that you will never forget. The reader can feel your passion for this bridge and what it means to you. Thanks for the awesome and kind comment on my Thank You poem. It made me feel honored. Hugs

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 10:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Robin. Your talent speaks for itself... Jake
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:02:00 AM
    Congrats John, I love this one!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, Your visits are always pleasant and gratifying... Jake
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 6:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win John, I liked this when I first read it and still do xx

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Mandy. Second comments are twice as sweet....... Love ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 5:00:00 AM
    nice poem John, congrats!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Kiran... I appreciate your comment.... Jake
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:25:00 PM
    John, I greatly enjoyed your winning poem. You pained the past for me in vivid memory as you shared your reverie. Grats! CTB

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    CTB, Your comment is food for future memories.... Many thanks, dear friend.....Jake
    Britt Avatar Christopher Thor Britt
    Date: 11/6/2013 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:20:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest of Deb, John

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 3:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Doctor, your acknowledgment completes the adventure.. Thanks.... Jake
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:10:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win John....

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 3:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph, I treasure your kind words.... Jake
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Congrats John on your winning poem xxx

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/7/2013 3:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and many hugs back atcha, Rose.... Jake
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:53:00 PM
    JOHN, Congratulations on your Crossing That Bridge win.... always & forever :) LINDA

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/6/2013 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda.... I finally broke the code: If I win more I get more precious visits from you... What an incentive!!!!! Thanks Sweetheart...... Jake
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 10:58:00 AM
    sweetened by your memories, john..... special cheers on your win..:) huggs

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/6/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nette, dearest friend, your comments make me happy to put pen to paper..... Thank You..... Jake
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 10:00:00 AM
    I can see it so clearly........It is like a photograph, the way you speak of it.......and it takes me home with you! I love this !

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/6/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your comments bring even more memories... Thanks.... Jake
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:21:00 AM
    John, congrats on your win. Very nice poem. G.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/6/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Giorgio, your visits are warming.... Jake
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 1:43:00 PM
    oh we have a bridge close to us like that Jon but it became far to narrow for modern traffice , they built another along side it and it still gives me a feeling of home when ever I step on the old one ...lovely poem xx

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 10/29/2013 6:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, Mandy... The same is true for my bridge... A new one stands beside it. A railroad bridge separates the two.. Thanks for the visit..... Jake
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 4:42:00 AM
    Good memories stem from your past..I enjoyed reading this one today..It has great flow, rhyme and rhythm to the lines...Thanks for the visits to my pages..I did not get to the doctor..Things happened and I was felt that I was finally was getting better..This morning I feel like I am still not well though..Sara

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 10/29/2013 4:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, dear friend. I enjoy looking back at the early posts of those talented writers here on this site. Yours is a treasure trove of creative work.... My prayers are with you during your time of tribulation.... May God almighty touch you with His healing hand..... Jake
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 3:01:00 AM
    Nice write, John. You're lucky to have that kind of beacon in your area. I live near the airport and all we have is noise. Good luck in the contest, my friend. Licia :-)

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 10/29/2013 3:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Licia, It' has been some time since I have seen that old bridge. But it seems it sends memories to me through time.... Like an old friend..... Hugs, darlin' ..... Jake